Briefing Room


Kirwan Institute celebrates 10th anniversary

June 12, 2013 | Faculty

The Kirwan Institute celebrates its 10th anniversary on June 13, 2013 with an all-day event entitled “The Next Ten Years of Work” at the Ohio Union.

The schedule for the event is as follows:


8:00-8:30 a.m.
Continental Breakfast

8:30 -9:00 a.m.

Dr. Valerie Lee, Vice Provost & Chief Diversity Officer, Vice President for Outreach and Engagement

Sharon Davies, Executive Director, Kirwan Institute

William “Brit” Kirwan, Chancellor, University of Maryland

9:00-10:30 a.m.

Morning Session—Health and Health Outcomes, Ten Years Out.

Moderator:  Angela Dawson, Executive Director, Ohio Commission on Minority Health



Dr. Brian Smedley, Vice President and Director, Health Policy Institute of the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies

Dr. Arthur James, The Ohio State University,

Dr. Alice Warner-Mehlhorn, Program Officer , W.K. Kellogg Foundation

10:30-10:45 a.m.


10:45- Noon

Morning Session—Sustainable Communities & Neighborhoods

Moderator:  David Norris, Kirwan Institute, Director of Opportunity Communities


Jason Reece – Director of Research, The Kirwan Institute

Michael Wilkos, The Columbus Foundation, Senior Community Research and Grants Management Officer, Director Weinland Park Neighborhood Initiative

Noon – 1:30 p.m.


Preview of The Letter from Birmingham Jail Video, Produced by Jamaal Bell & Charles Noble, Kirwan Institute

1:30-3:00 p.m.

Afternoon Session—Education, The Next 10 Years

Moderator: Tom Rudd, Kirwan Institute, Director of Education and Emerging Research


Dr. James Moore, Executive, Director, Anthony Todd Bell, National Resource Center, The Ohio State University

Damon Hewitt, NAACP LDF, Director of Education

Sharon Davies – Executive Director, The Kirwan Institute

3:00-3:15 p.m.


3:15-4:15 p.m.

Closing Session—The Big Picture Ahead

Moderator:   Christy Rogers, Kirwan Institute, Director of Outreach

Manuel Pastor, Professor of American Studies & Ethnicity at the University of Southern California, Director of USC’s Program for Environmental and Regional Equity (PERE), Director, Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration (CSII)

john a. powell, Director, Haas Institute for a Fair & Inclusive Society, UC Berkeley, Robert D. Haas Chancellor’s Chair in Equity and Inclusion.

4:15-4:30 p.m.

Sharon closing remarks

4:30- 5:00 p.m.

Guests wrap up & depart

5:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Wine and Cheese Networking Reception